International Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-Do Federation (IOGKF)

About IOGKF 2018-01-06T20:45:22+00:00

ABOUT THE IOGKF

IOGKF International was founded by Master Morio Higaonna in 1979 with the permission of the oldest and most senior Karate Masters of Okinawa, Japan – the birthplace of Karate. Master Higaonna preserved Goju-ryu Karate and spread it across the globe. From that time, IOGKF International has grown to become the largest traditional Okinawan Karate organisation in the world, having over 75,000 members in over 60 different countries.

In 2012, at the age of 74, Master Higaonna took on an advisory role within IOGKF and appointed Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura (7th Dan) as the new World Chief Instructor, who in turn approved the restructure of Goju-ryu in Australia and the formation of the AOGKF under the guidance of his chief and senior instructors, Sensei Joe Roses (7th Dan), Sensei Kevin Nash (6th Dan) & Sensei David Lambert (4th Dan).

IOGKF EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE

Saiko Shihan (Supreme Master):
Sensei Morio Higaonna (10th Dan Okinawa)

Shuseki Shihan (Chairman and Chief Instructor):
Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura (7th Dan Canada)

Fuku Shuseki Shihan (Vice Chief Instructors):
Sensei Ernie Molyneux (8th Dan England)
Sensei Henrik Larsen (8th Dan Denmark)

IOGKF International Executive Committee:
Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura (7th Dan Canada)
Sensei Ernie Molyneux (8th Dan England)
Sensei Henrik Larsen (8th Dan Denmark)